Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pinkerton Academy N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 227,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nubian Vault Association N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,130,530

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 80,424

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pinkerton Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 227,950

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13110 records found.